Month: August 2017

Raiders VS Galesburg

Good Evening Parents/Guardians:

Lots of info here, so I will just jump right in:

1. Fan Cloth orders are due 8/31. All order forms and money/checks should be placed in an envelope and brought to school. Please direct your sons to give the money/checks and forms to one of their coaches.

2. The fundraiser for Special Olympics Basketball will conclude THIS FRIDAY, 9/1. Our goal is to raise $2,000. That’s about $20-$25 dollars per player to reach that goal. Have your sons place the cash or check donations into the large envelope they came home with last week. The envelope will have their names on it. They should bring that to their level head coach.

3. Week 2 Opponent, Galesburg HS in Galesburg, IL. This is for the sophomore team and varsity team parents.
Permission Slips: Your son was given an field trip permission slip today. It must be signed by you and him, and then returned to Coach Kichka for the sophomores team and me for the varsity BY THURSDAY.
What to Bring: The kids should have their game gear/equipment, snacks, drinks, and a set of clothes to change into after the game.
Departure from South: Friday is an early dismissal day for the school. School will end at 12:35. Your sons will be excused during 8th period which starts at 12:00. My goal is to load the buses and leave by 12:20.
Transportation: Sophomore Team will be taking GBS mini buses that will be driven by the coaches. Varsity will be taking a coach bus. We should arrive at Galesburg at approximately 3:30 PM.
Departure from Galesburg and Arrival at South: The latest the sophomore team will stay is to halftime of the varsity game. Coach Kichka and I do not want the lower level boys out too late. If they leave at halftime they could arrive at South by 11:30 PM – 12:00 am. Varsity will not arrive back at South until approximately 2AM.
Parent Transportation Form: I have attached a Parent Transportation Form to this email. If any Fr/So parent would like to take their son home after the sophomore game you can but you must fill out the form. The form must be turned into Mr. Carlson (Assistant Principal of Athletics). All varsity players must ride the coach bus home.
Food: The varsity parents have planned a team meal for our arrival at Galesburg. Are there be any freshmen or sophomore parents willing to purchase/organize lunch for the sophomore team and coaches to eat on their drive to Galesburg? We are looking to feed 35 players and coaches. Something like Jimmy John’s or Jersey Mikes would be appropriate. If any Fr/So parent(s) are willing to do this please let me know. It would be GREATLY appreciated by the players, sophomore coaches, and me. The school will be paying for an after game meal for the players.
Direction to Galesburg HS: https://goo.gl/maps/wJwdHW4yWS22
4. No Practice Saturday or Sunday. However, we will labor on Labor Day. This is a popular weekend to get away, but we will be practicing. Practice for all levels will be at 9:00 AM. If your son does not attend practice it will be considered an unexcused absence unless there is a family emergency or the players is sick. The lower levels will try to keep practice short and sweet.

If I have missed something I will let you know in a day or two. Thanks for taking the time to read the email.

Go Raiders,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School

Fan Cloth Orders and 2017 Community Outreach

Hello Parents/Guardians:

I have meant to send this email for a few days, but things have been quite busy.

Your sons hopefully brought home two items this week. First, a FanCloth GBS Football Gear catalog and order sheet. The other item is a large envelope with several copies of a letter from me (varsity players will bring this home tomorrow).

FanCloth is typically used as a fundraiser by various sports teams, schools, and clubs. I am not using this as a fundraiser. Players are not required to order, however, but I like the items they put together and I want to see our players and families wearing as much GBS Football gear as possible in and around the community. All orders and money collected are due back 8/31.

Each football season we have mandated that our players partake in various community service and volunteer opportunities. This year, we are changing it up. I feel it is important that our players and program help others, but I feel we can be more impactful if we support the families and students in our school. In short, we are fundraising for the GBS Special Olympics Basketball Team, so they can purchase new warm-ups and various pieces of equipment. The student-athletes of the Special Olympics Basketball Team deserve to have top notch gear and equipment, like most of the athletic teams at South. Please take a few minutes to read the letter that I have attached to this message. The copies of the letter can be given to neighbors, friends, family members, or teachers. The donations collected for the fundraiser should be placed in the envelope they came home with today.

Thank you for all your support. The football parents are the best!

Go Raiders,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School
District 87

Fundraising Letter

Updated Scrimmage Schedule / Concessions

Parents:

I have attached a schedule for tomorrow’s events.

The boosters are looking for volunteers to work the concession stand at our home games AND tomorrow’s scrimmage night. This is a simple and fun way to get involved. Usually, Frosh/Soph parents will work the varsity game concessions and the varsity parents will work the sophomore games. Please consider helping out at one or two games, especially tomorrow night. Below are links to Sign Up Genius.

Volunteer Opportunities for the fall – http://www.gsboosters.org/volunteer/volunteer-now/
Tomorrow night’s scrimmage – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aaaad22a2f85-blue

Thank you!

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School
District 87

Decal Ceremony

Parents and Guardians:

On August 19th at 9:30 AM, we will be having our 7th annual decal ceremony. This is a special moment for all varsity football players. The parents and the players will be preparing the helmets with this season’s decals. Each decal has a specific meaning, and they are all very special. Prior to putting on the decals, I will be instructing the players to read a letter to you that they have prepared. This season, I’d like for you to do the same. The letter should include any thoughts, wishes, or any special things you’d like to share with to your son (and it doesn’t have to be about football). The decal ceremony usually lasts about an hour. The plan is to have the ceremony at the stadium, but in the case of inclement weather we will move to the little theater.

Please make arrangements to be there for your son. If you cannot make it, please find another family member, family friend, or mentor to be there in your place. I do not want any player left out.

Thank you,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School

Updated Calendar

Hello Parent and Guardians:

Next week, Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 PM, the athletic department is hosting the Fall Sports Meeting in the Auditorium. The meeting is mandatory. Please plan on attending WITH YOUR CHILD. Mr. Carlson likes to keep the meeting to 1 hour long.

Following the fall sports meeting, there will be a FRESHMEN FOOTBALL PARENT AND PLAYER meeting room 308. Please make arrangements to attend that as well. I will be no longer than 20 minutes with my presentation.

Attached to this page is the GBS Football Tentative Calendar. A few changes have been made. I will do my best to send out an updated calendar as things come up.

Thank you,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School
District 87